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In Memoriam: Cherrypicker’s Guide Author J.T. Stanton (1952-2018)

J.T. Stanton
Dennis Tucker– I have a heavy heart today. J.T. Stanton , longtime numismatist and coauthor (with Bill Fivaz) of the “Cherrypickers’ Guide,” passed away this morning after a stay in the hospital. J.T. was a wonderful soul, full of good cheer and humor, always happy to share his keen insight, firm in his studied opinions but willing to listen to others; an educator, a mentor to many, a constant student of the art and science of numismatics, and an enthusiastic ambassador for the hobby. He leaves an imprint on our community that will last for generations, thanks to his books and writings. I was his publisher for 14 years. I’m grateful for the memories I carry. Thank you, J.T.”

J.T. Stanton Obituary Posted on Legacy.com

Jeffery Thomas Stanton (JT) died October 19, 2018, following a short illness, surrounded by his family. He was born March 5, 1952, in Macon, GA. He made his career in retail management and printing. JT had a lifelong passion for collecting many things rare and unusual. He was a certified numismatist and the author of several books about rare coin varieties. Collectors from all over the world came to him for his expertise and advice. His family would call him an enthusiast of many things- baseball, golf, photography, and wildlife. He had a deep appreciation for the military and never passed up the opportunity to thank a member of the Armed Forces for their service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene Stanton and Ruby Stanton, his brother Eugene Stanton II, and his beloved Uncle, Alec Stanton.

He is survived by his wife of 38 Years, Susan, sons, Jamie (Meredith) and Jeffery (Liz), grandchildren Henry, Thomas and Katie, sister Barbara (Kirk), many dear cousins and his loyal dog Kobe.

Funeral Service will be Monday, October 22, 2018, Visitation 11:00 AM; Funeral Service 12:00 PM- Radiant Life Christian Fellowship, 5619 Skidaway Road, Savannah; Christian burial immediately following in the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery. The Rev. David Stanton will officiate.

The family suggests remembrances be made in his memory to the Wounded Warrior Project P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas, 66675-8517.

Published in Savannah Morning News on Oct. 21, 2018


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  1. Thanks to J.T. Stanton for a lifetime of knowledge and friendships to the numismatic hobby. His contributions to the hobby cannot be overstated. The Cherry Pickers Guide will continue to offer many joyful moments as collectors discover they have found one of the elusive varieties listed there. Gods’ graces to J.T. and his family on this sad notice of his passing.
    Gary Adkins

  2. The Cherrypickers’ Guide authored by J.T. and his dear friend Bill Fivaz was the spark that reignited my interest in numismatics after being totally dormant in the hobby for about 15 years. I can’t begin to count how many cool varieties I have spotted with my loupe just because of the Cherrypickers’ Guide! I have always found my visits with J.T. to be very pleasant and cordial, whether meeting with him on the phone or in person. When I popped him a question or two, he was always generous enough to share his vast knowledge of this hobby that we all love. To Susan and the rest of J.T. family, I pass on sincere sympathies. Blessed be J. T.’s memory!


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